Systemic riskiness of top US banks increased in Q1

Six of the eight too-big-to-fail US banks saw their systemic risk scores, as determined by the Federal Reserve, climb over the first quarter – four of them by so much that they face larger capital surcharges if they don’t shrink their exposures by year-end.

The average systemic risk score across the eight banks for Q1 2020 was 497 basis points, 27bps higher than at end-2019.

JP Morgan saw its systemic score rise the most quarter-on-quarter, by 99bp to 804bp. This score would cause it to

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